Thermarests NeoAir Trekker mats offer full comfort, decent insulation and robust face fabrics while keeping the overall weight and packed size well within that carried by most backpackers.
Thermarest says: Lightweight, go-anywhere mattress for three-season backpacking.
The NeoAir Trekker mattress is our lightweight jack-of-all-trades air mattress for backpacking, travel, car camping and just about everything else. Featuring a new Regular Wide size this year, the Trekker uses our reflective ThermaCapture™ technology, pushing its comfort range well into spring and fall backcountry trips. Light yet durable fabrics, combined with exceptional comfort and compactness offers go-anywhere versatility. Stuff sack and repair kit included.
Insulated airbeds offer a great combination of comfort low weight and small pack size - in many ways they are now the ideal sleeping mat. Some people however prefer self inflating mats because if their mat develops a leak there is still a piece of foam to lie on if your airbed develops a leak you have nothing. Other people find they sometimes roll off an airbed and prefer a thinner mat between them and the ground.
The ThermaRest NeoAir Trekker mats are the general purpose mats in the Thermarest airbed range, they are a bit heavier than the lightest mats because they use heavier fabrics on the top and underneath making them more durable, they are also rectangular, offering more comfort than mummy shaped mats that are cut to save weight. The insulation offered is also well within that mid range - so there are perhaps better choices for winter use but the Trekker is ideal for three season use.
Overall weight is still within the range carried by backpackers, especially if you dislike mummy shaped mats, in which case the weight of the Trekker mats are pretty good, even compared to the lightest offerings.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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